Alwin Kopse was appointed Deputy Assistant Director-General of the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) in October 2018. He is associate head of the Knowledge Systems, Technology and International Affairs Directorate and leads the Unit for International Affairs and Food Security.
Alwin Kopse holds a MLaw of the University of Berne and an MSc in Public Policy and Management of the University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies). Before joining the FOAG in 2015, he was founding director of a consultancy firm in strategy development, sustainable development and change management. Before that, he held leadership positions at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, and in various organizations in civil society, the industry and in the public sector.